(June 1959)

DC, 1954 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly, with the exception of Feb., May, Aug., and Nov.
On-sale date
1959-04-07
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Mort Weisinger
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #95, 104, 113, 122, 131)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Some index information from Ed Boner.

On-sale date from ad in Action Comics #252 and copyright registration.


The Elastic Lad of Metropolis! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Superman's Super-Rival! (Table of Contents: 2)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
Introducing Mysterio, a new super-hero wrapped in lead foil who really wants to be Jimmy's best friend.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Fred Finds a Way! (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
?

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Fred; Jimmy; baseball coach
Synopsis
Fred finds that there are other ways to participate in his favorite activity of baseball, despite physical limitations or being rejected for the team.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There! I wrote the most beautiful love letter to Amy!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Coming Super-Attractions... (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Action Comics; Adventure Comics; Superboy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Jimmy Olsen Signal-Watch! (Table of Contents: 7)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder ?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
For her birthday, Jimmy gives Lucy Lane a Jimmy Olsen signal watch so he can be her "genie" for a day. Unfortunately, today he's also modeling his wardrobe of odd getups for his Fan Club. So everytime Lucy calls, he's in some sort of inappropriate outfit.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Jimmy Olsen's Pen-Pals / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Peg / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Then in the third period we came back and tied the game.
Genre
humor

Clyde Beatty & Cole Bros. Circus at Palisades Amusement Park (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Elastic Lad of Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 12)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen [Elastic Lad]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Professor Potter
Synopsis
Lois accidentally gives both Clark and Jimmy a drink of Professor Potter's elastic serum. Jimmy becomes Elastic Lad, but Superman must figue out a way to cover for the fact that the serum doesn't effect him.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Fudge / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Northwest Schools, Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Army Grenade / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Elastic Lad of Metropolis!
    Jimmy Olsen
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Joe Weider
  3. 2. Superman's Super-Rival!
    Jimmy Olsen
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Fred Finds a Way!
  6. 5. ["There! I wrote the most beautiful love letter to Amy!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  7. 6. Coming Super-Attractions...
    Action Comics; Adventure Comics; Superboy
  8. 7. The Jimmy Olsen Signal-Watch!
    Jimmy Olsen
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Jimmy Olsen's Pen-Pals
  11. 10. ["Then in the third period we came back and tied the game."]
    Peg
  12. 11. Clyde Beatty & Cole Bros. Circus at Palisades Amusement Park
    Palisades Amusement Park
  13. 12. The Elastic Lad of Metropolis!
    Jimmy Olsen
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Northwest Schools, Inc.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Army Grenade
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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